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From the Magna Carta to Brexit (with David Starkey)

David Starkey explains the origins of UK Parliament so that we can understand how it differs from the U.S. government. He claims that Parliament is not too dissimilar from Congress. However, one key difference from the system in the UK and our own is the position of Prime Minister. Unlike our President, the Prime Minister is not subject to a general election for that specific position. Towards the end of the episode they also discuss what is going on with Brexit.

What is English common law? Is English government known for being too nice? What impact did the Magna Carta have on the structure of the English government? Why doesn’t the separation of powers in government work?

Further Reading:

David Starkey explains simple but infuriating reason behind Brexit impasse, written by Martina Bet

Dr. David Starkey - Uncut: Assaults on Brexit, British Identity & History, So What You’re Saying Is Show

Six Wives of Henry VIII, BBC Documentary

David Starkey’s Magna Carta

Related Content:

Magna Carta Influence in the U.S. Constitution, written by David Edwards

The Ancient Rights of Englishmen, written by David Edwards

Radical Weirdness in the English Civil Wars, podcast with Anthony Comegna and Caleb O. Brown

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